Mon Oct 18 2004
van Etten Photo Gallery
a selection of Photos taken at the Imperial War Musuem
Duxford airshow November 10, 2004
AOPA Online - Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association home page
|in Long Beach, Oct. 21-23...
All pilots: Does your flight bag cry out for the latest aviation
gadgets? See the best GA has to offer in the huge exhibition hall.
Register on-site for ...
Stay ahead of the plane — plan your Expo arrival AOPA Expo 2004
begins Thursday in Long Beach, California Click for arrival
is only three days away, and it's not too early to start planning
your flight into the busy airspace of the Los Angeles basin. Arrival
procedures for pilots planning to land at Long Beach
/Daugherty Field (LGB) are available on AOPA Online
AOPA Aviation Services personnel worked closely with FAA air traffic
controllers to develop five VFR (visual flight rules) arrival routes
for pilots coming from the north, south, and east.
VFR is the preferred way to arrive at Long Beach. Pilots filing IFR
will be required to obtain a "slot reservation" for a landing time
under an FAA special traffic management program in effect during
Expo. More on AOPA Expo 2004 arrival procedures
AOPA Expo bound!
Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes Twin Comanche heading west
If you're out at the airport this weekend, keep your eyes open for
the grand prize in AOPA's 2004 Win-A-Twin Sweepstakes
. The completely refurbished, better-than-new 1965 Piper Twin
Comanche will be flying west, on its way to taking center stage in
the aircraft static display at AOPA Expo in Long Beach, California,
AOPA Pilot magazine Editor-at-Large Tom Horne is planning a Saturday
takeoff from Clermont County Airport (I69) in Batavia, Ohio. He had
stopped there to have Select Aircraft Service repair an exhaust
system crack. More on AOPA Expo 2004 static display
FAA and TSA administrators, pilot featured at AOPA Expo 2004
Convention begins Thursday in Long Beach, California
FAA Administrator Marion Blakey, TSA chief Rear Adm. David Stone,
and pilot Mike Melvill will be the featured speakers at . General
aviation's premiere convention and trade show kicks off this
Thursday (October 21) at the Long Beach Convention Center.
More than 500 vendor exhibits will fill the
convention hall, while some 70 aircraft, including the grand prize
in AOPA's Win-A-Twin sweepstakes, will be on static display a short
shuttle bus ride away at Long Beach/Daugherty Field.
Attendees will be able to take part in more than 75 hours of
informative, fun, eye-opening seminars, along with free general
sessions and entertaining social events. ( Custom-create
your own schedule of AOPA Expo 2004 events and seminars!)
More on AOPA Expo 2004 featured speakers
Powerful House member calls on TSA to resolve difficulties in alien
flight training rule
The chairman of the House aviation subcommittee, Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.),
has joined AOPA's call for the Transportation Security
Administration to extend the compliance deadline of the so-called
alien flight training rule. AOPA has formally petitioned TSA
to defer implementation of those portions of the rule that affect
flight training in aircraft weighing less than 12,500 pounds.
More on alien flight training rule
Photo: Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.).
FAA renews runway incursion program ASF Runway Safety Program part
of education process Click to download program
The FAA on Wednesday notified pilots that it has renewed its Runway
Incursion Information and Evaluation Program (RIIEP) that allows
investigators to gather information from pilots involved in runway
incursions and surface incidents. This helps the FAA to determine
the best way to educate pilots and reduce the number of incursions.
Pilots who participate in the program often avoid legal action from
The AOPA Air Safety Foundation is the FAA's link to educating
pilots. The FAA endorses ASF's Runway Safety Program
, which means the agency will consider a pilot's program completion
certificate when determining what course of action to take after a
runway incursion or surface incident.
"Pilots could be spared punitive legal action for participating in
ASF's Runway Safety Program and the FAA's RIIEP," said David Wright,
ASF director for training. "Instead, pilots might receive counseling
or administrative action."
Air Force Link
|Flu shots set for servicemembers,
Deployed and deploying servicemembers are among the priority groups
to receive the flu vaccine, Defense Department officials said here
Airman, wife arrested in murder plot
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AFPN) Civilian authorities arrested an
Airman from here and his wife Oct. 13 in a murder-for-hire scheme.
He was already in custody at a local holding facility facing
separate Air Force charges.
Hope, awareness keys to suicide prevention
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) Problems come unexpectedly, and things like
deployments and family troubles can be big stressors for many
servicemembers. But one thing care providers want to get across is
that suicide is not the right answer.
Airfield team stays busy at deployed location
SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFPN) Airfield management at one forward-deployed
air base in Southwest Asia involves doing more than just filing
flight plans and telling pilots where to park.
Holiday greetings team visits Gwangju
GWANGJU AIR BASE, South Korea (AFPN) A lot of “I love you” and well
wishes were spoken here Oct. 12 when 126 Airmen and Soldiers sent
their holiday greetings home.
Reserve unit begins deactivating
MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. Already hard-pressed aircrews at this
active airlift hub will be even busier starting in December when two
Reserve squadrons begin deactivating after two years on active duty.
Family support centers target programs
Family support centers around the Air Force are changing the way
they do business to better serve the needs of communities....
WSDOT Aviation Home Page
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|N-Numbers Available Beginning Friday
for Ultralights Transitioning to E-LSAs...
No rush, EAA advises
October 14, 2004 - Beginning Friday, October 15, people who wish to
transition their ultralights to experimental light-sport aircraft
(E-LSA) and fly them with a sport pilot (or higher) certificate may
do so. However, EAA is advising its members to wait until E-LSA
airworthiness certificates are available and sport pilot
certificates are being issued, both of which you must have before
flying a registered aircraft ... ...
Poberezny Receives Award From Aviation Exploring...
October 14, 2004 - EAA President Tom Poberezny, along with Cosby
Stone, Trade-A-Plane publications, and Hal Shevers, President of
Sporty's Pilot Shops, were honored Wednesday for their contributions
to Aviation Exploring during the NBAA Convention in Las Vegas,
Nevada. Each serves as a member of the National Aviation Exploring
Committee. Poberezny was recognized for EAA's support of Aviation
Exploring through the EAA Young Eagles program. EAA Young Eagles and
Aviation Exploring have worked to increase cooperation between the
two groups and a number of EAA Chapters already sponsor successful
Aviation Explorer Posts. EAA also hosts an annual Explorer
encampment during EAA AirVenture Oshkosh ... ...
EAA Offers Aid to Yankee Air Museum Staff...
October 11, 2004 - EAA officials have offered the organization's
assistance to the Yankee Air Museum near Ypsilanti, Mich., after a
fast-moving fire destroyed the museum and most of its collection on
Although the museum structure, constructed in 1941, and several
airplanes were destroyed, fortunately three prize airworthy aircraft
- a B-17, B-25 and C-47 - were taken out of the main hangar before
they could be damaged ...
|This informal conversation between the
PAMA staff leadership – President Brian Finnegan and Senior Vice
President John Goglia – and the PAMA membership is designed to keep
us all better informed. These emails will be distributed three times
a month. In addition, you’ll continue getting our monthly on the
second Friday of each month. If you have suggestions for future
topics in , please don’t hesitate to send them to
PAMA and Jet Professionals Announce Joint Approach to
October 14, 2004-The Professional Aviation Maintenance
Association (PAMA), the voice of the aviation maintenance community,
and Jet Professionals, a premier aviation staffing company and a
division of Jet Aviation, announced at NBAA a joint venture designed
to deliver professional staffing solutions to PAMA members – both
corporate and individual.
|DUTCH COUNTRY HELICOPTERS DEBUTS THEIR
MASH HELO AT ROTORFEST
President Rhodes thanks the
following for their kind donations at Rotorfest. Scott White - Lance
Morgan - Jeff Jankovics - Kerry Eisenhaur
WE NEED EVERYONE TO RENEW ASAP TO KEEP FROM LOSING THEIR
NAME ON THE ROSTER.
flown the Vulcan from Cottesmore to Heathrow sucessfully ( see the
Vulcan review ) it was time to face reality. Frankly, although
the simulation of the Vulcan was great, there was something missing:
Traffic. Without the constant
radio chatter the flight becomes a mathematical thesis.
Ultimate Traffic will make
all your flight simlations come alive, be it on the ground or in the
air. The software can be used with Flight Simulator 2002 or 2004.
Developed by Flight One Software who are recognized by aircraft
manufacturers as Reality
Although easy to install you will need some time for it to complete
as there are over 400,000 actual scheduled flight based on real
timetables, worth waiting for. With more than 800 different airlines
to clutter your airports and skies your next flight will sound more
real than ever, real. This is a huge upgrade but well worth every
penny. Just think of it, fly to the more than 3,000 airports with
correct parking positions. The Artifical Intelligence used in the
software makes you feel that somebody is watching over your
shoulder. You pilots that like to customize will enjoy the schdule
lists. Now you can go ahead and relly complicate your own ‘virtual’
My first taxi and take-off in the Vulvan today accompanied with the
tower was awesome, the go-around and landing approach with Traffic
provided the sweat so often missing in air-sim flights.
If you are gonna give yourself
something for Christmas, this is it, I dare you.
Capt. James van Etten
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Loughborough Branch Lecture: Airborne Aircraft and Operations in WW2...
Loughborough University, Lincs. ...
19/10... RAeS Public Lecture: Over Everest
in a Microlight...
Argyll Room, 4, Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ ...
19/10... RAeS Toulouse Branch Lecture: 100
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Airbus HQ, Toulouse, France , France ...
20/10... CAA Safety Evening...
Bucksburn, Aberdeen ...
20/10... RAeS Medway Branch Lecture:
BAE Systems, Rochester, Kent ...
Updated: 18/10/2004 18:16:10...
National Weather Association
|Annual Meeting Preliminary Agenda
Fsimzone - FS2004 & FS2002 Downloads, Aircraft Panels etc.
|Perfect Flight FS Approaches Vol 1
Perfect Flight announces that FS Approaches! - Vol 1 Europe goes
gold! All simmers knows that Microsoft Flight Simulator will not let
you set up and fly an "approach only" situation. So, the guys at
Perfect Flight have decided to fill up this gap by developing FS
Approaches! an add-on for FS2004. The product will be available for
sale in November. Features include 157 Approach Flight/Adventures:
Adventures covers all major airports in Europe 450 Navigation Charts
(Approach Plates, Arrivals, and Airport Diagrams) Charts and Airport
Facility are available during the flight, just as in real life. For
variety, you can re-fly any Flight/Adventure with a different
aircraft, at a different time or in a different season or with
different weather conditions. Adventures includes: In-flight start
situation, AI/ATC interaction; AI/Traffic available during the
flight; Speed restriction; Flight rating; Cabin announcement; gear,
flaps, parking brakes, warnings; Check List; Speeds Calls, GPWS and
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more click below
Free Demo of UK2000 Part 7 Available...
Those of you who fly a lot in the UK may well be very familiar with
the superb scenery work of Gary Summons. His UK2000 scenery series
has been building up over the last few years and is now about to
cover Northern England, with the much anticipated release of UK 2000
Part 7. Gary has just added a free useable demo of this latest
release to his site, together with details of the full product,
which should be on sale and available for download in the next few
days. You can download this free taster, see the latest screenshots
and also pre-order the new scenery at the UK2000 site.
US Blasts Airbus Plan To Seek New EU Loan...
The United States bristled on Friday at an Airbus plan to ask for up
to 1 billion euros in European government loans to develop a new
plane despite US complaints that the "launch aid" violates world
trade rules. Airbus chief executive Noel Forgeard's "admission that
Airbus will seek EUR1 billion (USD$1.25 billion) in launch aid for
the A350 confirms the necessity of bringing this issue to a head,
with a view to getting Airbus to break its addiction to taxpayer
money," said Neena Moorjani, a spokeswoman for the US Trade
Representative's office. "It is time to level the playing field one
way or another, preferably through a new agreement, but through WTO
(World Trade Organization) litigation if necessary," she added. ...more.....
Ghanaian Cargo Plane Tail Hit Runway
Investigators probing the fatal crash of a Boeing 747 cargo plane in
Canada said on Friday that the plane's tail hit the runway twice
during take-off and then broke off when the jet crashed into a mound
of earth. All seven people on board the Ghanaian-registered aircraft
were killed when it crashed while lifting off from the Canadian city
of Halifax early on Thursday. The jet belonged to MK Airlines. .....more.....
Imperial War Museum - Home
exhibition featuring extraordinary escape attempts from German POW
camps during WW2....
Duxford Airshow Gallery
Fsfreeware - Flight Simulation Files - Distribution System
| - Calais (France) - 1 m pixel
Sintetik Mesh - Calais photomesh was commisioned to Fsfreeware by a
group of trainee pilots wich frequent the area of Calais / Dunkirk
airport often - cause their execptional reflection of the real thing
as no other scenery can produce - when we are looking at those
essential vfr features as - Railways - Rivers - buildings -
Landmarks - Roads - - etc etc - nothing is any better than 1 m or
higher resolution photomesh!! That was enough to convince a group of
real pilot to order fsfreeware to design a scenery for them! - -
We are now pleased to Announce our official Vfr Sintetik Photomesh
Calais / Dunkirk area - - About 100 Mb of highly realistic daytime
Vfr Flight over Calais and its immense beaches!!
X-Plane v7 - Laminar Research
Plane-Maker 8.00-Beta-6 is here now...
Home of the X-Plane Flightsim Community
|Freeworld Airlines Expands
October 15, 2004 »
Freeworld Airlines, the largest X-Plane related virtual
airline is expanding into the Pacific. The Oceana region will
contain bases of operation in Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New
Zealand. You can check them out here . ...
Plane Crash Info.com
|October 15, 2004 Time: 07:46...
Douglas DC-3C ...
Villavicencio - Medellin...
While descending to make a landing in poor weather
conditions the cargo plane stuck power lines and crashed in a wooded
October 14, 2004 22:13 ...
Jefferson City, Missouri...
Canadair CRJ 200...
Little Rock, AR - Minneapolis - Saint Paul, MN ...
2 Fatalities: 2...
The plane was on a repositioning flight, when at FL410, one
of the engines lost power. During the descent a second engine lost
power. While attempting an emergency landing, the plane crashed and
broke up 2 miles short of the runway at Jefferson City Airport....
October 14, 2004 3:46 ...
Halifax, NS, Canada...
MK Airlines Flight: 1602...
Halifax, Canada - Zaragoza, Spain...
The tail of the cargo plane struck the runway twice, 250
meters from the end of the runway and again 80 meters further down,
as the plane tried to become airborne. The aircraft then briefly
became airborne but struck an antenna on a berm 300 meters past the
end of Runway 06. Now missing it's tail the plane crashed into a
forested area beyond the end of the runway, broke up and burned....
|Southwest Shows 12% Profit Increase...
Northwest Pilots Unanimously Endorse Pay Cuts...
Airbus Increases 2004 Delivery Projections...
US Airways Disputes Planes For Sale...
Qantas Secretly Training Strike Breakers?...
Alaska Air Struggles to Remain Northwest's Top Carrier...
British Firm Top Contender for Boeing Wichita Plant...
Halifax 747 Crash May Have Been Caused by Tail Strike...
US Airways May Cut Pay by 21%...
Shutout! Rolls Royce Aces GE for 7E7 Engines...
Northwest & Pilots Reach Wage Concession Deal...
Southwest Announces 12.3% Earnings Increase...
Delta Shares up Almost 30%...
Space Flight Regulatory Spat Puts Hold on US Space Legislation...
We say let them fly! If someone has enough money to visit
space, (s)he should be smart enough to understand and accept the
risk, if properly educated. Go for it. ...
TSA Spending Money Too Lavishly?...
US & EU Trade Officials to Discuss Airbus vs Boeing Subsidies...
Internal Airbus Memo Warns of Rudder Maneuver...
Delta Will Restructure 51% of Their System...
Bomb Threat on Amsterdam-Chicago Flight...
US Negates Airliner Trade Agreement, EU Says It's Still in Effect...
Virgin Galactic Contracts With Rutan & Co to Launch Space
Rising Oil Prices Hurting Airlines...
Boeing Still Confident of Tanker Deal Success...
Unreasonable Search - "May I see Your Identification Please?"...
Three WW II Airplanes Saved From Fire... Yankee Air Museum...
Delta & US Airways Attack Mutual Hubs...
No "Hard and Fast" Rules For US No Fly List
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|EMBRAER DISPLAYS THE LEGACY EXECUTIVE
AT NBAA CONVENTION
Las Vegas to host business aviation industry’s largest trade
EMBRAER TO RAISE LEGACY SERVICE CEILING TO 41,000 FEET
Enhanced product to be certified in the first quarter of
GLOBAL IN-FLIGHT CONNECTIVITY AVAILABLE ON THE LEGACY
Legacy travelers offered Wi-Fi high-speed data link
Eclipse Aviation | Articles 2004
Wins Supplier Excellence Award for Eclipse 500 Fuel System
Aircraft Firms Pick New Mexico,
Israel as Assembly Sites
Raburn’s Remarks About How
Eclipse Aviation Sells Its New Entry-Level Eclipse 500...
Eclipse Aviation Recognizes
Suppliers for Extraordinary Performance
Kerry Campaign Lands at Eclipse
Eclipse Unveils Product Support
Plan for Eclipse 500 Jet
Eclipse Aviation Achieves
Eclipse 500 Program Milestones and Accelerates Towards FAA
Bell Helicopter Inde
Captures New Ground With U.S. Federal Government, Wins 2 out of 3
Competitions So Far In 2004.
Bell Introduces Fly Smart Member
Bell’s MAPL Tail Fan
Demonstrator Completes High Altitude Testing.
Corporate Helicopters of San Diego Upgrades Fleet with Bell
Airbus - About - index
|AIRBUS CONFERENCE PROVIDES FORUM FOR
DISCUSSIONS ON FLIGHT SAFETY
The annual Airbus flight safety
conference in Toulouse brought together representatives from 94
airlines for discussions on a variety of safety-related topics in an
open atmosphere for information exchange.
As part of the event, Airbus
recognised the DHL flight crew that successfully landed an A300-B4
following a surface-to-air missile attack that occurred after
takeoff from Iraq’s Baghdad Airport.
Welcome to Cessna.com
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Memoirs of Wireless Operator F/Lt Bertie 'Butch' Lewis
Courtesy of Roger Lewis
- 1909 -- The first commercial airline company is formed when Count
von Zeppelin formed
Delag (Die Deutsche Luftschiffert Aktiengeselschaft) By November
the company airships had
carried more than 34,000 passengers in airships between German
cities without injury.
October 17 - 1922 -- The take
off from an aircraft carrier operating for the US Navy was made from
the USS Langley by Lt.
V.C. Griffin in a Vought VE-7F.
October 18 - 1950 -- The Grumman
AF-2 Guardian made its service debut with the first
delivery to VS-25. And
while we're on the subject, can any reader state whether or not
AFs were deployed on aircraft
carriers operating in the Korean War territory?
October 19 - 1927 -- Pan
American Airways flew its first scheduled revenue flight: from
Key West, Florida to
October 20 - 1968 -- The
prototype Embraer EMB-110 Bandeiranted (Pioneer), a two turboprop
light transport, flew
for the first time.
October 21 - 1971 -- The General
Avia F.20 Pegaso, Italian twin-engine lightplane, flew for the first
October 22 - 1797 -- The first
parachute descent (ascent was out of the question, given the
laws of physics) from a
vehicle was made by Frenchman Andre Jacques-Garnerin when he
parted company with a
balloon at 3,000 feet oveer Park Monceau near Paris.
October 23 - 1965 -- Twelve
Northrop F-5As with the 4503rd TFS (Provisional) arrived in South
for combat evaluation
under Operation Skoshi Tiger. ...
The Boeing 737 Technical Site
13 Oct 2004 - Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Available for
Retrofit on BBJ
12 Oct 2004 - BBJ to be certified with cabin altitude of
6,500ft for passenger comfort.
- Ryanair Sells Boeing 737-200 Fleet for $10m.
This page created 15 Oct 1999, last updated 13 Oct 2004
Boeing 737 News Reports
on 13 Oct 2004...
12 Oct 2004 - Boeing Electronic Flight Bag Available for
Retrofit on BBJ
Boeing is making its industry-leading Class 3 Electronic Flight Bag
available for retrofit on Boeing Business Jets, giving BBJ operators
the chance to make unsurpassed gains in safety, security and
The Boeing EFB contains the documentation and forms that pilots
carry – Jeppesen charts, manuals for fault reporting and operations,
minimum equipment lists and logbooks – in digital format, and puts
them at the crew's fingertips. It is the only fully integrated,
FAA-certified EFB available on the market today.
EFB includes an on-board performance tool that allows the pilot to
instantly calculate the ideal speed and engine setting for an
aircraft, in any weather, on any runway – or any runway section –
with any payload.
In addition, the EFB includes the award-winning Jeppesen Airport
Moving Map application, which combines high-fidelity, geo-referenced
airport taxi charts and precise navigational signals to show flight
crews exactly where they are on the surface of an airport. It also
gives flight crews a viewer for cabin surveillance systems, helping
meet new and anticipated regulatory requirements.
Boeing is offering an avionics-installed "Class 3" version of the
EFB comprising Jeppesen software and data, and electronics and
display hardware from Astronautics Corp. of America . Boeing
Commercial Aviation Services will design the installation on BBJ and
handle all certification issues.
Boeing received U.S. Federal Aviation Administration certification
for its Class 3 EFB in October 2003, when the first commercial unit
was delivered to KLM Royal Dutch Airlines on the carrier's first
Installation of an EFB will give BBJ operators a first step into the
future of the e-enabled air transport system. Boeing is offering
content, applications, and services that connect all the data
generated by an entire flight operation – in the air, on the ground
and in the hangar – meaningful to all users: pilots, mechanics,
flight attendants, operations departments and airport users – and
other potential customers.
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Aviation Conspiracy Newsletter
|Will Space Tourism Destroy The Ozone Layer?
Will "Space Tourism" To Increase Global Warming??
NTSB To Blame Flight 587 Pilot For Disaster?
NTSB To Blame Flight 587 Disaster On "PILOT ERROR?
Royal Institute of Navigation : HOME
|UK digital height data to be enhanced...
UK digital height data to be enhanced Corporate Member Ordnance
Survey is to launch an enhancement to its detailed digital height
data defining the physical landscape of Britain. The national
mapping agency is ...
Aircraft hit mountain on approach...
Aircraft hit mountain on approach On 15 October at 0746 local, a
Douglas DC-3C operated by Aerovanguardia crashed in a mountainous
area in poor weather whilst attempting to land at Medellín-José
María Córdova Airport, ...
UK balloon crashed in US...
On 4 October at approximately 0530 central daylight time, a
UK-registered Thunder and Colt AA-1050 Gas Balloon was destroyed in
collision with power lines while landing near Crescent, Oklahoma.
The commercial pilot and ...
Boeing 747 fails to get airborne...
On 14 October at 0356 local, a Boeing 747-244BSF freighter failed to
get airborne from Halifax International Airport, Canada. The 7 crew,
4 of them British, were killed.
The aircraft had made an intermediate stop at ...
B-747 in 'pilotless' go-around...
According to the Telegraph , a B-747, with 350 on board from London,
came close to crashing at Hong Kong when the crew failed to notice
that the autopilot was disconnected.
Press Releases by ARINC
Direct Offers RVSM Solutions for Large Segment of Business Jet
Market —October 12, 2004
ARINC Direct Expands Service in
Scottsdale to Meet Overnight Maintenance Demand —October 11, 2004
ARINC and AeroMech Offer New
RVSM Package for Beechjet 400/Mitsubishi 300 —October 11, 2004
Business Jets Sign to Use Coded
Departure Routes; New FAA Service Available on ARINC Direct
—October 11, 2004
FAA Awards DAS Authorization to
ARINC Facility; Will Reduce Downtime for Avionics Modifications
—October 11, 2004
ARINC and AeroMech Offering
Complete RVSM Solution for the Cessna 650 —October 11, 2004
Aviation Today - First Choice of Aviation Insiders Worldwide
|...Airlines Evaluating 'Mobile Skycap'
To Boost Load Factors, Revenues
Untitled Document Hawaiian
Airlines is the launch carrier for a first-of-a-kind mobile skycap
service that aims to sign up other airlines that want to boost load
factors by offering passenger conveniences. In essence, a passenger
pays an extra $30 to have luggage picked up at home prior to leaving
for the airport, and a boarding pass is issued at that time. But the
service is free for first-class flying, and this could help
struggling legacy carriers recapture the higher-revenue portion of
their business. ...
Order: Responsibility For Correct Maintenance Cannot Be
50-seat Regional Jet Values Weaken
Regionals Get Larger Piece Of United's New Routes...
Aviation Experienced Electrical Systems Integrator
Boeing Business Jets: The Ultimate Business Jet
Boeing Business Jets Momentum Continues With Five New Commitments
Bombardier / Aerospace
Global 5000 Wins U.S. FAA Approval...
Bombardier Global 5000 Captures
Speed Record Flying Dublin-Las Vegas Nonstop At Mach 0.85...
Bombardier Announces Improved
AOG Spare Parts Service ...
Bombardier Expands Service
Network, Begins 24/7 Service Operations ...
Bombardier Enhanced Vision
System Testing Underway; On Schedule For First-Quarter 2005
Bombardier Aerospace Introduces
Special Edition Learjet 60 Business Jet ...
Bombardier Aerospace Launches
Learjet 40 XR High-Performance Light Jet ...
Bombardier Learjet 45 Family
Approved To Fly Into London City ...
Bombardier Signs Air New Zealand
For 17 Q300 Turboprops ...
Welcome to the British Gliding Association
teams for 2005 World and European championships
28th September 2004 UK Team
Ranked No 1 in World
News | Events | Latest Press Releases
Electronics SureSight® Enhanced Vision System Sensor On Track For
Transport Canada Appliance Type Approval...
CMC Electronics Launches New
Flight Management System Pilatus Is Launch Customer For First OEM
FMS On PC-21 Trainer ...
CMC Electronics Announces First
Bizjet Sale Of Its New PilotView™ Electronic Flight Bag to
Mid-Canada Mod Center Client...
CMC Electronics PilotView™ EFB
Bridges The Gap Between Low-End Off-The-Shelf PC Tablets and
High-End Class 3 Systems...
CMC Electronics SureSight®
Enhanced Vision System (EVS) Sensor Selected by Rockwell Collins For
Dassault Business Jet Fleet...
CMC Electronics SureSight®
Sensor Selected by Rockwell Collins for Boeing Business Jets
Enhanced Vision System (EVS)...
CMC Electronics Announces Bizjet
Sale Of Its New PilotView™ Electronic Flight Bag to Execaire...
|EADS Socata in 2004
Tarbes, October 2004...
TBM 700C for the Aero Medical Industry
Las Vegas NBAA, October 12, 2004...
TBM Owner Convention Held in Santa Fe
Pembroke Pines, September 27, 2004...
TBM 700 Introduced in South Africa
Tarbes, September 26, 2004...
Langkawki Aerospace Training Centre Orders 4 Tobago GT
Tarbes, September 21, 2004
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Gulfstream : News and Events
|CLASSIC BUSINESS-JET MANUFACTURER
GULFSTREAM IS FIRST TO OFFER IN-FLIGHT ULTRA HIGH-SPEED INTERNET
FAA Supplemental Type Certificate Brings Internet Service to
In-Flight Passengers Onboard Large-Cabin Gulfstream
Oct 11 , 2004
Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General
Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is the first classic business-jet manufacturer
to offer ultra-high-speed Internet connection capability during
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Reduces Prices on
2,700 Additional Parts ...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Moves Spare Parts
into Teterboro, improving Customer Accessibility in 10-state Region
10/11/2004... Gulfstream Takes Mockup of
New G150 Business Jet on the Road...
10/11/2004... Gulfstream G450 Flight
Testing Determines Improved Range Performance
L-3 Avionics System - News
Avionics Systems and AVCON Team for RVSM Autopilot Support...
L-3 Introduces New WAAS-GPS
Powered LandMarkTM TAWS...
L-3 Avionics Systems GH-3100 to
be Standard Aboard New Piaggio Cockpit...
L-3 Avionics System's SkyWatch &
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yearâ€™s WAEA conference was one of MASâ€™ most successful shows to
date! Â The conference drew over
261 delegates from 69 airlines, for a total of 1146 delegates from
180 companies.Â Many MAS staff were able to attend the Seattle
based conference due to its close proximity to MAS headquarters.Â
MASâ€™ booth saw heavy traffic throughout the week with airline
customers and strategic partners passing through for product demos
and executive meetings.Â A highlight from this years show was the
presentation given by Dr. Liao, Chief Technical Officer of
Panasonic, on trends in the consumer electronics sector and how
these trends will tie into the in-flight entertainment industry.Â
The feedback we have received thus far has been very positive and we
look forward to many more successful shows to come
MedAire Pressroom, providing information on health and security
assistance around the world.
Unveils Security Solutions for Business Aviation
MedAire has expanded beyond the
medical assistance the company provides the aviation industry,
launching a new line of security solutions to help flight crews
prepare for and resolve potential security risks. (
|FIREX NORTH 2004 Nutec Centre for
Safety and the International Fire Training Centre will be exhibiting
their joint capabilities in providing Firefighting training
utilising the well equipped practical facility at Durham Tees Valley
Airport, Darlington. The Roadshow comprises of free seminars and an
exhibition area and is taking place at Harrogate International
Centre on 19-20 October 2004. More information and visitor
registration requests can be obtained by visiting the exhibition
website at www.firex-expo.co.uk. or contacting the organisers: CMP
Information Ltd, Ludgate House, 245 Blackfriars Road, London. SE1
9UY. Tel 0207 921 8077 Nutec and IFTC staff would be pleased to
discuss any Fire Safety requirements with you on Stand A43.
(published: 2004-10-12 )
Air signs service agreement with Rockwell Collins
Piaggio selects Rockwell
Collins’ Pro Line 21
Raytheon selects Rockwell
Collins Airshow 21 for the Hawker 800XP
|Kevin Pearce receiving the award during the
2004 Aerofair event at North Weald.
Francis Donaldson, Chief Engineer from the PFA visited Southery to
make the final inspection of our J400 and presented us with a Test
Since the design is well proven overseas we do not have to
accumulate vast amount of hours, as little as five will do, but he
would prefer a little more so we are aiming for ten. We have to do
all of the performance measuring for the Approval so this will soon
eat up the ten hours. As of 25th August 2004 we now have several
customers who have completed their aircraft and are champing at the
bit to get flying.
GT propellers ST Aviation are agents for GT
Propellers from Italy. GT has been in the prop making business for
over 33 years and produces a high quality, high performance product.
We have found that on Jabiru aircraft, the props give improved climb
performance and less noise whilst giving the same maximum speed in
the cruise. Fuel consumption also benefits. Click on the prop to
find out more. GT Propellers
Window comes as a kit and can be fitted into all current two
seat Jabiru models. The window will make a very small
difference to the weight and balance of the aircraft. If you are
retrofitting the window, you will need to produce an amended Weight
& Balance schedule showing the estimated weight change.
U.S. Department of Defense Official Website
|TACTICS TRAINING – U.S. Air
Force Senior Airman Chris Clawson, 39th Security Forces Squadron,
Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, provides rear security during a tactics
training exercise at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., Oct. 13, 2004. U.S. Air
Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Justin D. Pyle...
Baghdad Helicopter Crash Claims Two Pilots...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17, 2004 – Two U.S. Army pilots were killed when
two cargo helicopters crashed Oct. 16 in southwest Baghdad, Iraq,
Multinational Force Iraq officials reported. ...
Informant's Tip Foils Bomb Attack in Iraq ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2004 – A Task Force Olympia soldier died Oct.
15 following a car-bomb attack on a Multinational Force Iraq convoy
in east-central Mosul, military officials reported today. Meanwhile,
an Iraqi informant's tip probably prevented a similar attack. ...
Steakhouse Honors Injured Troops with Dinners ...
WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2004 – Injured service members from Walter Reed
Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center at
Bethesda, Md., were joined by family and friends Oct. 15. ...
GLOBAL POSTURE UPDATE ...
Troops Send Holiday Wishes...
GWANGJU AIR BASE, South Korea, Oct. 15, 2004 – A lot of “I love you”
and well wishes were spoken here Oct. 12 when 126 airmen and
soldiers sent their holiday greetings home. ...
DefendAmerica.mil - News about the War on Terror (click to
Engineers Bring Generator on Line ...
BAGHDAD, Iraq, Oct. 18, 2004 – A new generator came on line here
bringing enough new electricity to the energy-thirsty country to
fuel more than
275,000 Iraqi homes. ...
Technology Helps Find Lost Pilots...
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 18, 2004 – One of U.S. Joint Forces Command's
Advanced Concept Technology Demonstrations will help find downed
pilots and stranded service members behind enemy lines.The
capability may also one day be adapted for civilian use. ...
Soldier Helps Iraqi Children...
BAYJI, Iraq – When Spc. Michael Tingue arrived here with the 1st
Infantry Division's Task Force 1-7 in March, he saw the conditions
that children in this war-torn country had to live in. More
importantly, he saw that he had the opportunity to help. ...
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Official website for the Spitfire & Hurricane Memorial at
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National Business Aviation Association, Inc.
|NBAA2004 Draws Over 31,000 and Has Record
Number of Exhibitors...
Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans Attends NBAA Convention...
See more photos from this event....
NBAA Training Initiatives for All Business Aviation Professionals
Customs Procedures for Popular Destinations Explained...
Session Gauged Promise and Potential of VLJs...
Safety Town Hall Meeting Focuses on VLJs...
Opening General Session Highlights ...
Flying Magazine... AirsideTV....
Review October 13's Broadcast
Review October 12's Broadcast....
NBAA2004 Photo Highlights ...
Static Display Highlights
Exhibit Floor Highlights
NBAA/Dept. of Commerce Meeting
8th Annual Golf Tournament Highlights ...
Security Session Notes Progress, Remaining Challenges
Operators Encouraged to Participate in New Maintenance
Five Directors Elected to NBAA Board...
Click here for more articles....
Congress Directs DHS to Report DCA Progress...
2005 NBAA Business Aviation Regional Forum Schedule
Announced; Details for Dallas Forum on November 18 Now Online...
Business Aviation Pays More Than Its Fair Share of ATC Costs...
new study (PDF, 274 KB)...
NBAA Cheers Extension of Bonus Depreciation
What's New in Swept Wings Website
|Added pictures of Concorde 102
(G-BOAC) De Havilland Vampire T.11 (XD624) that can be found at the
Aviation Viewing Park at Manchester Airport.
National Museum of the United States Air Force
|Air Force's National Museum Launches
Official Name Change
DAYTON, Ohio - The ceremony to publicly launch the
re-designation of the U.S. Air Force Museum to the National
Museum of the United States Air Force took place on
Thursday, 14 October at 10 a.m. at the museum.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. John P. Jumper
delivered the keynote address. Gen. Gregory S. Martin
, commander of Air Force Materiel Command; and Maj. Gen.
(Ret) Charles D. Metcalf , director of the museum, also
The new name underscores the museum's status as the official trustee
of the Air Force story, confirms the museum's national character and
world-class collection, and signals its rapidly growing facilities
and global visibility.
The museum's new name parallels that of other similar peer
institutions such as the Smithsonian National Air and Space
Museum , the National Museum of Naval Aviation
and the planned National Museum of the United States Army
The museum is the world's largest and oldest military aviation
museum. In 2003, nearly 1.35 million people visited the museum and
the website received close to 70 million hits. Piper L-4A
The L-4A liaison aircraft, originally designated the O-59, was the
military version of the famous Piper J3 "Cub." The Army ordered the
first O-59s in 1941 for tests in conjunction with its growing
interest in the use of light aircraft for liaison and observation
duties in direct support of ground forces. Between 1941 and 1945,
the Army procured almost 6,000 Piper Aircraft.
Don't miss the Liaison Aircraft Fly-in - Oct. 23
Fifteen aircraft will fly to the National Museum of the United
States Air Force on Oct. 23 to participate in the Liaison Aircraft
The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the runway behind the
museum, is free and open to the public. Memphis Belle to
find new home at National Museum of the US Air Force...
Liaison Aircraft Fly-in - Oct. 23 Fifteen aircraft
will fly to the National Museum of the United States Air Force on
Oct. 23 to participate in the Liaison Aircraft Fly-in.
The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the runway behind the
museum, is free and open to the public. ...
As the Air Force’s most highly decorated officer, Col. Day will
recount the exciting adventures of his career in the Air Force,
along with some of his current endeavors today. ...
Aviation Safety Connection
Concepts: October 15, 2004
Automation continues to creep into our cockpits. While the research
community has done significant work on flight crew interface with
automation, I believe the industry has a long way to go in dealing
with this pilot/system relationship. We have all heard at least one
war story regarding the question, "What is it doing now?" as the
autopilot does something unexpected. However, the primary focus of
my concern lies not in the understanding of "what" the automation is
doing but rather in the pilot's understanding of "why" it is doing
the roots of automation is the Flight Director, an instrument
capable of guiding the pilot down an ILS. If all the indicators were
centered, the ILS approach could be flown flawlessly. But, if there
were a deviation off either the LOC or GS and the pilot did not
catch it instantly, then a series of S-turns or vertical S's might
ensue with the pilot "behind" the aircraft attempting to follow the
Flight Director. The closer to DH, the more likely maneuvering would
be necessary. The veteran pilot would realize that he would have to
disregard the FD and make his own corrections to get back on course.
He would make this decision because he understood the logic and
capabilities of the FD.
automated aircraft are so complex that training departments
typically do not take time to fully explain the logic of "why" the
automation is doing all that it does. And, once again, we have the
situation where everything is fine as long as the indicators are
"centered." But in the rare moments when there is deviation, for
whatever reason, the pilot is left to his own resources to attempt
to work through the automation to "catch up," and this is when
problems arise. The pilot's resources are only as good as the
training he has received and his lessons learned from related
experiences. If neither can provide response guidance, then the
pilot's only choice is to resort to "Trial and Error," an
unsatisfactory outcome that I believe has NO place in today's
cockpit. "Hangar Flying," such as what occurs here at Aviation.Org,
can help fill that void.
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Requirement: ICAO or FAA ATPL
with commercial jet type rating/command endorsement.
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|News: 78 F S Decommissioning...
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